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  • bigslim3k
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    Well I though my receiver would be able to take the dip line out but it doesn't have a main in. I will have to plan for that when Im shopping for amps and or a dsp.

  • djg
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    Excellent choice. If your receiver has pre out/ main in you can loop the DSPsub. Pre out to the sub, then back to main in. The sub extracts the low frequencies and sends the rest back to the receiver. The best way to utilize the DSP sub's features. I have two of these kits, dead easy to build.

    I had a complete 5.1 Tritrix system, great sound for the money. You can always spend more.

  • bigslim3k
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    Ok so here's what I think I'm going to do, Tritrix TM and Dayton reference 8" sub with the 250w DSP plate amp. I will either make stands to connect the Tritrix to the sub or I will modify the stand I already have to accomplish the same goal. I might run the DSP lineout to my receiver and run the high pass filter at 100hz.

    Decent plan or is there money spent on better components?

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  • bigslim3k
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    oh I didn't think about 4 ohm stable, I'm sure the Pioneer won't be able to do that for long

  • djg
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    I thought you needed a receiver.

    Both the HK and the Outlaw offer solid 4 ohm capability, often lacking in multi channel AVRs. Lots of DIY speakers are 4 ohm. It's nice not having to be limited by your receiver.

  • bigslim3k
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    djg I am thinking the same thing but I am not up to speed on carts yet.

    Geoff Millar Funny you mention this as I experienced it last night and had to tune the sub down. I guess what I need to be looking at is how to match a sub to a bookshelf speaker. That would give me flexibility, particularly as I am a bit of a bass head and wifey doesn't mind the shake until things start falling off the walls.

  • bigslim3k
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    Originally posted by JRT View Post
    Yes... The stands under stand mounted monitors take up space without delivering any bass. And with monitors pulled away from the wall behind, located suitably out into the room (suitable for most designs, but not all designs) that volume of space under and behind a monitor can be utilized by a bass bin without losing usable floor space. And utilizing that volume also helps to prevent a spouse from pushing a smaller stand mounted loudspeaker back against the wall or behind a planter, etc.
    Yep this is where I am right now. Bookshelf speakers on stands and a separate sub is taking up more space than towers. I guess I should also look for a MT / MTM with a matched sub to build into towers or at least build an integrated stand. That would accomplish the same goal I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • JRT
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    Originally posted by Kay_B
    I am also looking for options for high quality audio systems. I think I would like to buy floor-standing, but rather compact speakers, I don't have a lot of free space at home.
    Yes... The stands under stand mounted monitors take up space without delivering any bass. And with monitors pulled away from the wall behind, located suitably out into the room (suitable for most designs, but not all designs) that volume of space under and behind a monitor can be utilized by a bass bin without losing usable floor space. And utilizing that volume also helps to prevent a spouse from pushing a smaller stand mounted loudspeaker back against the wall or behind a planter, etc.

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  • bigslim3k
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    Originally posted by djg View Post
    Cheap? A used Harman kardon HK 3390 or HK 3490 stereo receiver. A few years old, kind of a retro featured series. I have a 3390. Expensive? https://outlawaudio.com/shop/stereo-...-receiver.html
    I’m probably missing something here, what advantage would the HK provide over my current pioneer or any other A/V receiver eddies the phono stage? This is the first I’ve heard of speakerhardwear, this will probably confound my decision making process but options are good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • a4eaudio
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    Expensive: Adelphos kit and Kairos Woofer Modules from Meniscus. That puts you at $1,000 -- without cabinet costs.

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  • Geoff Millar
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    I find that on some lesser quality LPs the rumble, warp or low frequency surface noise is too audible if I have the sub turned on; turning it off still lets me hear all the music without the racket. If your speakers dig too deep, there's no option to remove that sort of noise. About 10% of our LPs have those issues.

    Geoff

  • djg
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    Cheap?
    Wolf's Zingers, 8" DVC subwoofer 2 way, can be a tower. No flat pack. Digs way deep, takes power.

    Expensive?
    Speakerhardwaredotcom has nice Baltic Birch flat packs for some very upmarket DIY designs. May be a budget buster.

    My Zingers built as stand speakers.

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  • djg
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    Cheap?
    A used Harman kardon HK 3390 or HK 3490 stereo receiver. A few years old, kind of a retro featured series. I have a 3390.

    Expensive?
    https://outlawaudio.com/shop/stereo-...-receiver.html

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  • djg
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    Could be your phono cartridge is hurting your bass.

  • Wolf
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    Yellow is not for everyone, but you CAN make grills. I just don't prefer to make grills myself.
    FWIW, the camera kinda washes them out a bit. The reason they are yellow based is the Kevlar material, but there are fibers of reds and oranges in the pulp mixture that really make them look fantastic.
    I looked and looked and tried colors to find the perfect marriage of the cone to the cab. The Rustoleum Dark Cherry did the trick.

    Again, I can't make your decision for you.
    Best regards,
    Wolf

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